Following last year's Joshua Tree reissue and tour, celebrating the quintessential album's 30th anniversary, U2 have once more added to their collection of vinyl releases. The band have announced the reissue of Pop (1997), Wide Awake In America (1985) and their modern 2000 hit All That You Can't Leave Behind, all three of which will be remastered and released on 180-gram LP this April. The album packaging promises to accurately recreate that of the original release, and for those not tied strictly to physical format, will include a card with download instructions for digital copies.
In addition to preserving the original releases' artwork, the double LP releases for full length albums Pop and All That You Can't Leave Behind will include booklets featuring the lyrics. The EP Wide Awake in America, which was released originally only in North America and Japan, is a compilation of two live tracks from U2's Unforgettable Fire Tour, and two B-sides from the 12" single release of track "The Unforgettable Fire." Those fans wishing to secure their vinyl reissues of all three albums can preorder them now in U2's web shop, and expect their physical copies to arrive on release day, April 13.
While nostalgia is always a strong suit for U2, the band also keep it fresh with a nod to the future, as they will set out touring 2017's Songs of Experience over the summer. The Irish rockers will be kicking it off across North America beginning in May, followed by a European tour later in the summer. Fans who just can't get enough of U2 can check out tickets to some of the upcoming dates, right here on AXS.